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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 25, 2010 5:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

I just don't see how anyone questions that the taping was a big part of their success, it's obvious. It hadn't occurred to me before that it was a primitive form of "viral marketing," but that's right.

But I think this moment in time where the Dead are being touted for their so-called marketing genius is just silly. It wasn't a matter of a clever strategy, for heaven's sake ... none of that would have worked if they weren't making awesome music!! Not just *any* band can give away their music free and still make scads of money ... DUH.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 25, 2010 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Thanks for bringing my attention to the real point of ducats' question, ring.

For sure I wouldn't listen to the GD every day if all these recordings weren't available. I also don't think that I would have such an emotional attachment to the great songs they wrote and covered over the years either. The experiences I have had meeting, talking, and jamming tunes with older heads at shows and on Shakedown Street have been catalyzed by all these tapes.

The last 2 nights I've been hanging out with my friend and his dad, who saw about a hundred shows with the first one being Fillmore East '70 when he was 14... he was at Boston Garden, RFK '73 as well! It was really something to meet someone for the first time and be able to play tunes we both knew until the early hours of the morn'.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 25, 2010 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

I don't think it was clever,clear strategy.Hell,GD security took tapers gear away through the years before kicking them out of the show.
More,I think,of a "found art" situation.That's how things work usually.One stumbles about until an eureka moment.
I am still amazed how our ancestors figured out how to make bread.

btw-this punctuation thing is driving me nuts.Hope it's better.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 25, 2010 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

improving, 6vs8... be sure to put a space AFTER the period. Hang in.

Lots of interesting thoughts above, but I've got another perspective. This Deadhead never "toured", never even knew tapes and tapers existed. I bought all the records on vinyl, finally giving up about the time of the big bang (Touch). Just been a deadicated type all the while, kind of looking askance at the phenomenom when it took on real force. I figure I supported the band plenty with record purchases and a few concerts. When I discovered the Archive, I found, to my dismay, what I had missed.

On to the discussion at hand - I think the GD stumbled into this "marketing" strategy totally by accident - a bit of karma - not by conscious design. The larger public that invaded the scene in the late 80s bought a few albums, went to a few shows - but they don't give a shit about listening to the music seriously, they want to re-live the experience. I know several people who claim to be Dead fans, but don't have a clue when I talk Dead intricacies. Wouldn't know a Dark Star from Space. God bless 'em.

I salute all you guys who listened, and taped... thank you. Jerry accomplished his mission.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 25, 2010 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

I'm freaking on the punctuation , uj . Freaking

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 25, 2010 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Dude . You can do it .

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 25, 2010 9:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Thanks man .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 26, 2010 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Darned spacey Deadhead!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

It's getting worse. I went from the sink to the pantry to find an ingredient for last evenings dinner . That's maybe 10 feet . Totally forgot when I got there . Can't blame kids , music or anything . Grrr.

Up in the air
Juinor Birdman
Up in the air
Upside down

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 26, 2010 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

Oh dear - I hope you are joking, I didn't mean to upset you. Remember you asked for an editor, which is by definition a person who has turned neurotic concern about these extremely trivial matters into a way to make a living.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 26, 2010 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Finacial Dead Head alert.

It's O.K. Ring . rob has already helped me on these matters . Please cont. I'm a big boy who doesn't want mediocrity . Also it's kinda becoming a joke . high flow even chimed in at one point .